Simper Law

Contested Probate / Inheritance and Succession Disputes

Contested probate/ inheritance and succession disputes

Contested Probate, Inheritance and Succession Disputes

Losing a loved one is hard enough, without having issues caused by Contested Probate, Inheritance, and Succession Disputes. Sadly, some people are unhappy with either the assets that they have been left, or the fact that they have received nothing at all. It is important to understand your legal status and how you can contest or defend a Will before or after probate. We are expert Inheritance Dispute Solicitors and can help all aspects of this difficult time.

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We can help you with problems such as:

  • Defending a claim against an estate where you are the Executor or the Administrator
  • Contesting a Will – if there are issues with the Will itself, determining whether the deceased had capacity to make the Will along with the knowledge and approval of executing the Will itself. There could also be concerns that the Will is a forgery or that someone placed undue influence upon the deceased to write the Will in a specific way disinheriting or including a particular beneficiary to the Will
  • Inheritance Act Claims – if you have not received as much as expected or nothing at all. The Inheritance (Provisions for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 provides for specific types of beneficiaries that are able to contest a Will if they have not been properly provided for. These might include, a spouse, children, or people who were dependant on the deceased. These types of claims must be brought within six months from the date of the Grant of Probate or the Letters of Administration
  • Trust Disputes – including the removal of a Trustee. Trust disputes may include the Trustee not acting in accordance with their duties placed upon them as a Trustee. This may include using the Trust funds inappropriately or not following the terms of the Trust
  • Professional Negligence – happens when a solicitor/Will writer has failed to give the correct advice, causing a loss to the estate or a beneficiary. There are particular rules to follow when it comes to drafting a Will that solicitors and Will writers should follow to ensure that the wishes of the Testator are followed correctly
  • Succession Disputes – if it is disputed who will continue running a business or estate

Large or complex estates can cause more disputes or challenges, therefore it’s imperative to have expert legal advice to help resolve the issues efficiently and amicably. We understand that this may be a difficult time and we will work sensitively with all parties, as necessary.

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